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  • 11.
    A man in love is like a clipped coupon—it's time to cash in.
    Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. "That Four-Letter Word!" On Sex, Health and ESP (1975).

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  • 12.
    Flower Belle! What a euphonious appellation! Easy on the ears and a banquet for the eyes!
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields), My Little Chickadee, reaction after hearing Flower Belle Lee's (Mae West) name (1940).

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  • 13.
    I will be all things to you. Father, mother, husband, counselor, Japanese bartender.
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Cuthbert Twillie (W.C. Fields), My Little Chickadee, offer to Flower Belle Lee (Mae West) as he attempts to woo her (1940).

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  • 14.
    There are no good girls gone wrong, just bad girls found out.
    Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. "Last Word," On Sex, Health and ESP (1975).

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  • 15.
    I generally avoid temptation unless I can't resist it.
    Mae West, U.S. screenwriter, W.C. Fields, and Edward Cline. Flower Belle Lee (Mae West), My Little Chickadee, when faced with temptation (1940).
  • 16.
    I believe that it's better to be looked over than it is to be overlooked.
    Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. On Sex, Health and ESP, "Last Word," (1975). Mae West first said these words in the 1934 film Belle of the Nineties, scripted by her.

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  • 17.
    My advice to those who think they have to take off their clothes to be a star is, once you're boned, what's left to create the illusion? Let 'em wonder. I never believed in givin' them too much of me.
    Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. Quoted in David Ray Johnson, "Biographical Study," ch. 4, On Sex, Health and ESP.

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  • 18.
    His mother should have thrown him out and kept the stork.
    Mae West, U.S. actor, screenwriter, and Leo McCarey. Ruby Carter (Mae West), Belle of the Nineties, insult of a foe (1934).

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  • 19.
    A man in the house is worth two in the street.
    Mae West, U.S. actor, screenwriter, and Leo McCarey. Ruby Carter (Mae West), Belle of the Nineties, one of Ruby's many thoughts on men (1934).

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  • 20.
    When choosing between two evils, I always like to pick the one I never tried before.
    Mae West (1892-1980), U.S. screen actor. As Frisco Doll, in the film Klondike Annie (1936).
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